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“Small but well presented”

The Military Museums
Ranked #5 of 266 things to do in Calgary
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Owner description: The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm in a Second World War ship's wheelhouse, walk through a First World War trench, and witness a bomber squadron's mission over enemy territory. The Military Museums is dedicated to representing Canada's navy, army, and air force, and educating the public, particularly youth, about Canada's military. Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Youth 7-17 $4, Family $20, Children 6 and under are free. Free admission for veterans and Canadian Forces personnel. Hours: Weekdays 9:00 AM to 5 PM, Weekends & Statutory Holidays 9:30 AM to 4 PM. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's day. TMM is a Canadian Forces tri-service history, heritage, art, research, and educational institution. It is composed of the following organizations: * Naval Museum of Alberta * Army Museum of Alberta * Air Force Museum of Alberta * Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Museum * Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Museum and Archives * The King's Own Calgary Regiment (Royal Canadian Armoured Corps) Museum * The Calgary Highlanders Regimental Museum and Archives * The University of Calgary Military Museums Library and Archives. The Museum of the Regiments was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 30 June 1990. The Queen Elizabeth II Atrium was dedicated to Her Majesty during the visit of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh on 25 May 2005. The Military Museums was renamed “The Military Museums” (TMM) by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex during the visit of Her Royal Highness on 3 June 2006.TMM’s $18.5 million capital expansion and renovation has seen the facility grow from 52,000 sq ft to 104,000 sq ft, making it the second largest military museum in Canada. The expanded facility is now tri-service and includes the relocated Naval Museum of Alberta and the newly-created Air Force Museum of Alberta.TMM’s education programs are tied in with Alberta’s provincial education curriculum and have won both provincial and national awards of excellence.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Military Museums of Calgary is a new development of the original Museum of the Regiments. Located at 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, the new museum adds the relocated Naval Museum of Alberta and an Air Force Wing to tell the story of all three branches of the Canadian Forces Through an extensive public gallery and archival holdings, the history of the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force, with a focus on Alberta history, is presented in a number of galleries. My interest was mainly in the air element, so I concentrated on that aspect of the museum, spending some time looking at the aircraft on display and the information panels. There is no restaurant although vending machines are available.

1  Thank Bill Z
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"air force"
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"naval museum"
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"cold war"
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"fighter jets"
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"life size dioramas"
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"korean war"
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"on display"
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"great museum"
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"men and women"
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"crowchild trail"
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"lots of history"
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"take your time"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We should be proud of what our military has done for us. These museum(s) are interactive and quite large. Kids like seeing the "guns" but the stories behind them are what makes this an afternoon well spent with the family.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

My dad made me go, and I really have no interest. I don't suppose that is the museums fault, but if they had found some way to make it relateable to people who are involved in the military I'm sure they would have more visitors. It would have been nice to have a more hands on approach.

2  Thank Peanut B
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

it is good place for old military info , kids can be happy but in my opinion wastage of time , but you can gain knowledge there about history of AB

1  Thank NadeemBJS
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

The military museums is many different museums combined into 1 complex. The navy and airforce sections stand out as the highlights for me but there's a full day worth of things to see. There really is something for everyone. In decent weather there are some outdoor tanks and a piece of the World Trade Centre. One museum section is also an art gallery that is constantly changing.

Every year I take my class on a field trip here and the number one takeaway for many of the kids is the full scale replicas of things like a World War I trench that accent the historical pieces on display.

If you have any interest in history or warfare from the past and present this museum is a mandatory stop in Calgary.

1  Thank Jeffery S
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